spraycanPrison is a new prospect for teenagers caught with spray Paint in Manley, Australia. Under the Sydney suburb’s new anti-graffiti laws, minors are banned from possessing spray cans “unless they could prove they were to be used for education, employment or legal art.” If teens fail to refute their presumed guiltiness, they can be fined $1100 or sent to jail for six months.

According to the Manly Daily, brighter minds have spoken out against the drastic new laws, pointing out how “ill conceived and useless” they are when actual graffiti writers are rarely ever caught in the first place. A better strategy to combat the uptick in illegal graffiti: convince vandals to take up Twittering. |Manly Daily|

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